Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, December 17, 2018– 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – October 16, 2018 meeting
  4. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Updates
      2. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlights of Selected Cases
      2. Statistics
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Most Common Violations Found During Inspections
      2. Prevention of Human Trafficking
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Statistics
    6. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update Regarding Massage Therapy Program Activities
    7. Executive Office
      1. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2023
      2. Overview of TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request for Fiscal Years 2020-2021
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Overview, discussion, and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117, Subchapter H, §§117.90-117.91 and §117.93. The proposed rules address draping standards and remove the prohibition on using testimonials in advertisements as addressed in two opinions issued by the Office of the Attorney General (JC-0342 and JC-0458).
  8. Education and Examination Workgroup Update
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment